A new soup kitchen is opening in the City of Bridges this spring.
Remodeling work got underway after the purchase of the building at the end of January. Blessings Soup Kitchen will be located at 228 E. Main Street. The project is a halfway house, providing people who need community service work to volunteer. The soup kitchen is also partnering with the Eighth Judicial District Court to provide volunteers from drug court.
â??These are people who want to do right and do better and are focused on the right thing and you know what they can sign off and know that they did something really positive and it builds up their work ethic their work record their resume,â?? Sheri Locke, co-founder said. â??What better resume could you have than saying I put a soup kitchen together.â??
Blessings Soup Kitchen in Ottumwa is scheduled to open to the public on April 21st.